Wine Review: Dr. Loosen Riesling


Bad News First: Well, a German Riesling should really have that nice basement smell to it with a touch of steel and sweetness, especially if it is dry (trocken). The Dr. Loosen Riesling overdoes it a bit on the sugar, but an $8 bottle from one of Germany’s top producers should be bought no matter what.

Now the Good: Everything is where it should be. Yellow-green color is wonderful to look at. Honeysuckle perfectly describes the smell. In fact, stand in the middle of a big shrub of honeysuckle, with plenty of green leaves, and you have this wine. Cut grass salad with lemon and honey. Gross to eat, wonderful to smell. Long, fantastic finish with a slightly bitter twist at the end. Absolutely perfect. Eat something with it or enjoy it alone.

With Food: As rieslings go, they are pretty much the only wine that can handle spicy foods, but like I said above, this could be enjoyed alone.

Note: Don’t chill the wine too much. It should be cool, but not enough to cause a ton of condensation on the glass, otherwise you won’t taste what this great grape has to offer.

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3 Responses to “Wine Review: Dr. Loosen Riesling”

  1. […] With Food: The Fess Parker White Riesling will go well with any spicy or Asian foods, as well as a wide variety of cheeses and dried fruits. Enjoy at the end of the meal if you are not eating spicy foods but having a dessert. Rieslings are known for being able to stand up to even the spiciest of foods, but a lot of American Rieslings are generally too sweet and lack the acid, making them back down from a spicy curry or Kung Pao Chicken. This is where the Fess Parker differs, as it can handle the toughest. Just think of it as a German Riesling, something like Dr. Loosen Rieslings. […]

  2. […] Buttery/French Sauces = Crisp whites, again. One thing we have noticed is how well quite a few Rieslings are with buttery sauces. We have tried some Rieslings with lemon caper butter sauce chicken and it worked great. Try to stay away from the overtly sweet ones, though. Go for dry.Try the Leitz Out Riesling or the Dr. Loosen Riesling. […]

  3. […] 5.8/10: Price is definitely right and not too sweet. There are better Riesling options at the same or lower price point like the Dr. Loosen. […]

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